Rodriquez Cantieri Navali Delivers Newest Fast Ferry

Federico Garcia Lorca, a 377-ft. (115- m) TMV 115 monohull fast ferry, was delivered to its new owners, Balearia Eurolineas Maritimes on June 25 - one week ahead of the contractual date. The vessel will immediately make the short trip to Spain to commence operations between Valencia and the Balearic Islands - Majorca and Ibiza.

Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA, builder of advanced aluminum vessels including fast ferries, patrol boats, and luxury yachts, constructed TMV 115 at its Pietra Ligure yard located outside of Savona, Italy.

The sea-trials were concluded successfully and a testament to the high degree of engineering and expertise that went into the construction of this allaluminum vessel. Specifically, the vessel achieved a better than expected service speed of 38.3 knots with the four Caterpillar 3816's at 90 percent MCR, with 400 tons of deadweight, and with the ride control system installed and active.

The ride control system was designed and manufactured by Rodriquez Marine Systems, a subsidiary of Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA, and consists of four anti-roll fins with forward and aft T-foils all centrally controlled by an advanced bridge mounted system. Integrated into the aft T-foil skegs are trim tabs that are used to steer the vessel at speeds over 15 knots thereby allowing the waterjets to remain in their optimal thrust position.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 14,  Aug 2001

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